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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 1.45. Judicial Council pleading forms

(a) Pleading forms

The forms listed under the "Pleading" heading on the list of Judicial Council forms in Appendix A to the California Rules of Court are approved by the Judicial Council.

(Subd (a) amended effective July 1, 2008; previously amended effective July 1, 1999, January 1, 2005, and January 1, 2007.)

(b) Cause of action forms

Any approved cause of action form may be attached to any approved form of complaint or cross-complaint.

(Subd (b) adopted effective January 1, 1982.)

(c) Other causes of action

A cause of action for which no form has been approved may be prepared in the format prescribed by the rules in chapter 1 of division 2 of title 2 and attached to any approved form of complaint or cross-complaint. Each paragraph within a cause of action must be numbered consecutively beginning with one. Each paragraph number must be preceded with one or more identifying letters derived from the title of the cause of action.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted effective January 1, 1982; previously amended effective January 1, 2003.)

Rule 1.45 amended effective July 1, 2008; adopted as rule 982.1 effective January 1, 1982; previously amended effective July 1, 1995, July 1, 1996, January 1, 1997, July 1, 1999, and January 1, 2005; previously amended and renumbered as rule 201.2 effective January 1, 2003; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007.

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